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About Hennen's

Hennen's is an upscale yet casual restaurant specializing in fresh seafood and certified Angus steaks, using the freshest local ingredients available...

Hennen's is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, next to the Tennessee Aquarium, IMAX Theater & within walking distance of several area hotels.
An elegant ambiance is centered around the 2,400 bottle wine cellar located in the middle of the main dining area.
Hennen's also features a full bar, patio dining and dedicated private dining room.

193 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(423) 634-5160

Website:
http://www.hennens.net/

Parking Details:
Parking validation in the Riverpier Parking Garage located directly above the restaurant.

Public Transit:
Electric Shuttle and Bus depot is located within 100 yards of restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Matt Marcus

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Hennen's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (53)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Romantic (41)
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Special Occasion (38)
Notable Wine List (35)
Worth the Drive (27)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Business Meals (22)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Cozy (17)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Casual (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Authentic (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Comfort Food (8)
People Watching (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Fun (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Waterfront (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

This has been a must stop on our annual trip to Chattanooga for years now. Always has been excellent until this trip. We had an 8pm reservation, first they were out of Guinness and then Onion Soup. Things happen from time to time, but it was odd. Odder, our server did not care not even a little.

When our mains came, my 14 oz New York Strip came without a steak knife. After 5 minutes I flagged down the hostess to get one as I could see our server vacuuming a group room off to the side. It was a while before she came to check on us. Again this was not closing time nor close. I think we should expect better for the price point. It was more interesting that management never came by to say hey sorry we are out of things or how are things...

Up to now we have been very pleased with Hennen's. But to be honest, it won't be an automatic next trip as the food scene in Chattanooga is booming.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

The walls and seating had a lot of damage and wear. The lighting was bright. Have eaten there several times over the years, but this time was a real disappointment

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·Dined 3 days ago

This was our first visit to Hennen’s. A friend had given us a gift card months ago for a date night and with our toddler we just now got a chance for an actual date haha. The lighting was low, the conversation was light, and the atmosphere was relaxing. It wasn’t fast paced like most restaurants but we still got in an out within under an hour with our reservation being on time. The food was fantastic and was just enough to fill us completely. I had a cocktail drink which was raspberry lemonade and it was fantastic! The lobster bisque soup was amazing and my filet was cooked to perfection. My husband had a ribeye and he loved it. We will definitely be visiting again! Very resonable priced especially for the quality of service and food. Our waiter was great!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 3 days ago

Best steak ever , great staff We arrived 45 min before reservations but we were seated right away anyway

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

Beautiful restaurant! Good food and service! Great location.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

As always, Hennens was very good. Steaks were awesome, I do have to say I was disappointed in the caesar salad they brought me as a side, had 4 croutons on it and almost no dressing. Ahi tuna was great. 8 out of 10 ***'s

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 3 days ago

Anniversary dinner for the two of us. Everyone was attentive and the food and service was spectacular.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Hennen's has been our "go to" place for any special occasions we have been able to celebrate. This evening was our belated Valentines date night. As always, the experience was wonderful. However, on this night we were truly blessed with our waiter, Paul. By far, one of the best experiences with waitstaff at any previous location. He was right there, never oppressive or overpowering, great conversationalist, perfect timing on serving each course, constantly answering each need without any prompting. Paul could have made a lousy meal wonderful! However, with our great experiences, he just was the icing on the cake.

My compliments to whoever hired him. He's a great asset to Hennen's!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding experience, food was excellent! Seated quickly and service was exceptional throughout the evening. It was quite busy yet there was never any indication of a negative impact on service to anyone.

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·Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I greatly enjoyed our evening. Waitress was very much on point. Meal was well prepared.
Not our first time there nor our last.

Tags: Romantic
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 4 days ago

Always great service, from the hostess, Gus our waiter and the bar and food servers. A little disappointed that the chicken picatta was deep fried vs. pan fried. Salmon portion was generous and very good.

Tags: Cozy, Great Beer
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 5 days ago

Great steak, perfectly prepared, fresh sides and exceptional service.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 5 days ago

Great place to eat for any occasion. Food and service always outstanding.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 6 days ago

The meal was amazing for Valentines Day but was expecting more of a romantic atmosphere for this one day.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had dishes piling up on our table. Our waiter never came back to check on us. We had to pour our own wine. We had to ask other waiters for bread. We had to ask for the manager. Then the waiter walked away in the middle of us talking to him.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Valentine's date, we love Hennens. They took my favorite item off of the menu so that's a bummer, but the shrimp and grits are amazing and the calamari and bread are delicious. Only downside is you have to ask for bread, but I'm not ashamed! The prime rib is also fantastic. Wine prices are manageable and the atmosphere is definitely date friendly. We go for dates here regularly

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We usually eat at Hennens when we visit Chattanooga (every 2-3 months). Although our food was absolutely delicious, our server “Vince” made the night most enjoyable. What a breath of fresh air. He was pleasant, personable, knew the menu...just an overall great person/server.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Handled special requests well

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food was very good especially the scallops and the halibut special.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The food was delious! I had the prime rib, hubby had New York steak. Both very tasty & tender.
The French onion soup was superb. Our waitress was top notch, very attentive. It was a Monday evening, so not sure if that played into it. We were very satisfied and will definitely return for another dinner.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Scenic View
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I come to Hennans every time I go to Chattanooga. The food and drinks were excellent as always, but unfortunately this time around my guest and I had to wait longer than normal (approx 8 min). There were empty tables near us, and some servers not as busy as others, so I’m not sure what the problem was that night. Otherwise, I enjoyed my experience and will return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was great but our waitress was terrible. Mild attitude like she didn’t want to be there we overlooked it because it was our anniversary getaway and don’t want to have a bad time otherwise I would have probably said something

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was very good with great service. Nice atmosphere.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had our 3 month with us & we reserved 2 weeks ahead of time. Everyone was polite but we were not accommodated as we should have been. They couldn’t put us at a table where we could have a high chair. They said every table was already reserved. But we reserved?! We had to hold our 3 month old the entire time until she fell asleep then we had to lay her on a blanket in the booth. We had no where to even sit her car seat. I am assuming they put at a crappy table right next to the kitchen assuming our baby would be noisy but she shouldn’t. Even though the food was good, service was okay, we won’t be going back. I felt mistreated for having a child?? Also I called when I made the reservation and asked if they were kid friendly, and they said of course. It didnt seem that way though when we got there.

Tags: Romantic
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful!!

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We had the most amazing time. Dawn was our waitress and we would come back just to have her. The food was delicious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Service was great, starter salad was amazing.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Grate food fab, great service

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great place to eat. Went for anniversary and the restaurant even picked up our dessert. Wonderful food and atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Our server, Eugene, was wonderful as was the filet and the creme brulee. A fun downtown spot.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We went to Hennen's to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. I must say that this was the best food I have ever had in my entire life. From the 1st course until the last everything was delicious. The calamari was tender and cooked just right. I ordered French Onion Soup, best I have ever had. I had scallops and my husband had a delmonico steak and we both thoroughly enjoyed every bite. But the best was the dessert, creme brulee, it was to die for! When we are in the area again we will go there to dine. Dawn was our waitress and she was very attentive and friendly. She did a great job taking care of us. It was a memorable 50th Anniversary.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

First visit to Chattanooga. Enjoyed the ambiance, food and service at hennen's. Would recommend it and definitely would go again when back in Chattanooga.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Server was excellent. Polite, respectful and helpful.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great! Will definitely come back

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent service and food. I always enjoy the fresh seafood and good variety of fish.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Best steak I have had to date. Great atmosphere and service. Recommend business casual attire. Very much worth the drive and price.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Really great food. Service was amazing. Very down to earth and knowledgeable of the menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had a wonderful meal tonight. Filet Mignon cooked perfectly topped with two good sized diver scallops. The grits were wonderful. Pretty sure they were cooked with egg whites and were a fluffy texture. Lobster bisque was good with various spices infused in the flavors. The best part of the evening was our waiter Eugene. He provided excellent service and shared his world experiences in dining and wines. Our hats off to Hennen’s for having employees dedicated to food service like Eugene.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My brother and sister in law came to town for dinner. Haven’t seen them in several years so we wanted it to be a special dinner. Hennen’s was the perfect place. Food was awesome, service was very good, and atmosphere was perfect. Was quiet enough for us to have Pleasent conversation. Couldn’t have been any better.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 11, 2018

For my dads 70th birthday...We had a fantastic meal and excellent service. Hennessy is highly recommended

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